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 * Contact: [[JoacimHaglund]]
 * Make: Packard Bell
 * Brand: EasyNote
 * Model: A8 (A8500)
 * Website: http://www.packardbell.se/products/node1822.asp (A8 xxx is closest, I guess)
 * S/N: Only needed if you have a Canonical supplied laptop

== Current Issues ==
## List any issues you have with the current development release here
 * 1280x768 still won't work with the provided packages without tweaking.
 * No sound, no error messages. Seems far from being resolved looking at the alsa bug report from May 2005. The thread seems to be waking up, but Conexant specs for the CX20551 chip is missing. During Jan 2007 the bug seems to have been resolved and by recompiling alsa, the laptop now makes some noise when expected.

== Hardware details ==
 * Processor : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz ("Sonoma" 740)
 * Chipset : Intel Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML (rev 03)
 * Southbridge : Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) rev. 04
 * Memory : 1024 MBytes
 * Touchpad : Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.10
 * Audio : Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)
   * Codec: Conexant AMC97 id 31? = CX20551?
 * NIC : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 * WiFi : Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev. 05)
 * Video : Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
 * Display : 1280x768
 * Optical Drive: PHILIPS DVD+-RW SDVD8431 LX48

|| || in Breezy? || in Dapper (current development)? ||
|| Installation works? || Yes || Yes ||

||<-4 tablewidth="75%"> '''Hardware Information''' ||
||<-4> '''Screen & Monitors''' ||
||<|2> '''Device''' ||<-2> '''Works?''' ||<|2> '''Bug #''' ||
|| in Breezy? || in Dapper (current development)? ||
|| Screen || Yes || Yes || ||
|| Correct resolution? || No (requires [[http://www.geocities.com/stomljen/|915resolution]]) || No || [[https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/9525|#9525]] (Comment at bottom by Andreas Schildbach) ||
|| Correct refresh rate? || Yes || Yes || ||
|| 3D Acceleration || Yes || Yes || [[https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/30300|#30300]] Works as of fl. 6 ||
|| External monitor works? || Untested || Untested || ||
|| External monitor - mirrors || Untested || Untested || ||
|| External monitor - extend desktop || Untested || Untested || ||
||<-4> '''Power Management''' ||
|| Battery detected? || No || Yes || ||
|| Hibernates? || Untested || Yes || ||
|| Sleep || No (had to enable manually in /etc/default/acpi-support) || Yes || ||
|| Dim monitor on battery || Yes || Yes || ||
|| Blank monitor on inactivity || Yes || Yes || ||
|| Lid Close || Screen off, no hibernation || Yes || Set to suspend in gnome-power-manager (Dapper fl 5) ||
|| Cpu frequency scaling || Yes || Yes || ||
||<-4> '''Sound''' ||
|| Sound works? || No || No || Alsabugs [[https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/alsa-bug/view.php?id=1134|#1134 (resolved...)]] ||
|| Correct volume? || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Hardware volume switch || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Headphone jack || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Mic jack || Untested || Untested || ||
||<-4> '''Networking''' ||
|| Wired NIC || Yes || Yes || Conifguration necessary (network-admin) ||
|| Wireless NIC || Yes || Yes || ||
|| PCMCIA NIC || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Firewire || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Bluetooth || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Modem || Untested || No || Responds to AT-commands with [[http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/index.php|linuxant driver]] ||
|| Infrared || Untested || Untested ||
||<-4> '''Touchpad & Mice''' ||
|| Touchpad || Yes || Yes || ||
|| Touchpad - Doubletap = double click || Yes || Yes || ||
|| Touchpad - Scroll down side || No? || Yes || The touchpad is oval -- difficult, but possible, to scroll down side ||
|| External mouse - USB || Untested || Yes || ||
|| External mouse - Serial || Untested || Untested || No port. ||
||<-4> '''Docking Station/Port Replicator''' ||
|| AC through replicator || Untested || Untested || ||
|| USB || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Serial || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Parallel || Untested || Untested || ||
|| External Monitor - VGA || Untested || Untested || ||
|| External Monitor - DVI || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Modem || Untested || Untested || ||
|| NIC || Untested || Untested || ||
|| PS/2 || Untested || Untested || ||
||<-4> '''Additional Hardware''' ||
|| Fingerprint reader || N/A || Untested || ||
|| CD/DVD drive || Yes? || Yes? || Some ide errors during boot (Drive``Ready Error) and failed to burn iso properly (medium Error / write error) ||
|| PCMCIA cards || Untested || Untested || ||
|| Parallel Ports || Untested || Untested || No Port ||
|| Card reader(s) || Untested || Untested || ||

## Add or remove keys as needed for your laptop. Fill out action
||<-6 tablewidth="75%"> '''Function and other keys''' ||
||<|2> '''Fn key''' ||<|2> '''Operation''' ||<|2> '''Keycode''' ||<-2> '''Works?''' ||<|2> Bug # ||
|| in Breezy? || in Dapper (current development)? ||
##|| + Space || || || Untested || Untested || ||
##|| + Esc || || || Untested || Untested || ||
|| + F1 || Sleep || || Yes || Yes || ||
|| + F2 || Screen off? || || Yes || Yes || ||
|| + F3 || ExternalMonitor? || 0xa9/ e029 || Untested || No || ||
|| + F4 || WLAN radio on/ off || || Yes || Yes || ||
##|| + F5 || || || Untested || Untested || ||
|| + F6 || Play/ Pause || || Untested || No || ||
|| + F7 || Stop || || Untested || No || ||
|| + F8 || Skip Fw || || Untested || No || ||
|| + F9 || Skip Bw || || Untested || No || ||
|| + F10 || Mute || || Yes? || Yes? || No Sound, but OSD message displayed ||
|| + F11 || Screen rotate? || 0xb1/ e031 || Untested || No? || Don't know what it's supposed to do ||
##|| + F12 || || || Untested || Untested || ||
|| + Up/ Dn Arrow || +/ - brightness || || Yes || Yes || ||
|| + R/ L Arrow || +/ - volume || || Untested || Gnome shows volume || No Sound... ||
||<-6> '''Other special keys''' ||
||<|2> '''Key''' ||<|2> '''Operation''' ||<|2> '''Keycode''' ||<-2> '''Works?''' ||<|2> Bug # ||
|| in Breezy? || in Dapper (current development)? ||
|| "Globe" || Web Home? || || Yes || Yes || ||
|| "Brief" || Mail? || || Nothing happens (kubuntu) || Yes || ||

=== Notes ===
## Add any notes here
==== Breezy ====
Using kubuntu install iso.

/proc/acpi is missing some entries: battery/* -- no battery life monitor, ac_adapter/* -- laptop mode won't start. Could it have something with this snippet from the syslog to do?:
{{{
i2c-acpi-ec.c: ACPI EC SMBus adapter at 0x18
ibm_acpi: ec object not found
}}}

 * Yes, this is the cause of the problem. Possibly the Embedded Control is at a non-standard address. Please file a bug assigned to acpi-support (although technically the problem is with linux-source). -PaulSladen
 
==== Dapper ====
Using ubuntu flight 3 install iso.

 * After updating to the latest packages in dapper, the battery and ac_adapter entries exist in /proc. (i2c_acpi_ec loads without complaining).

Using ubuntu flight 5 install iso.

 * Installed over wlan. :-)
 * Hibernates.

Using ubuntu flight 6 install iso.

 * i810 driver ok with installer.

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